There are many things that make my heart skip a beat, an ice-creamery, a bow, the word 'sale' (in any language) and not sounding too soppy; Mr TMF. But without fail around this time of the year an email with a subject line of three little words makes me go gaga... Coachella lineup announced!!!
I open the link in anticipation and resentment. A part of me hopes the line up is terrible but alas it never is. The thing is I've never been to Coachella, the idea of camping scares me but this is an exception, 183 sets from amazing performers over three days makes me wanna pack a sleeping bag and not care about the communal showers. Every year I tell myself I'll be there the year after but it seems that more important things like shoes stand in my way.
Getting back on track, Coachella is a music festival held in California and has been happening since 1999. It has had the world's biggest names perform over the last 10 years (they didn't have one in 2000) like Madonna, Jay-Z, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Daft Punk. This year's lineup is unreal and it's so great to see a few Aussie acts on the list like Angus & Julia Stone, Cut Copy, The Presets, Gypsy & the cat and Tame Impala. International stand outs include Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes and Duran Duran (yes I know who they are...). You can check out the whole lineup here.
Unfortunately I'll just have to wait for all the youtube posts to get my Coachella fix this year.